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Traditional Tent Revival

 
Weekend activities are open to the public.  Highlights include
food, refreshments, music and activities for children. 

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NATIONAL STUDY QUANTIFIES IMPACT OF SALVATION ARMY RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTERS, UNDERSCORES LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

 

Eleven years after Joan Kroc’s historic $1.5 billion bequest to The Salvation Army, 26
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers ­– including Omaha – are now open, providing a variety of cultural, educational, fitness and social programs in neighborhoods that historically have lacked them. In a study commissioned by The Salvation Army, researchers at Partners for Sacred Places and McClanahan Associates, Inc. quantified the annual positive social and economic impact these centers are creating for and in their communities, totaling $258,178,776 (based on 2014 data).

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The Salvation Army's Emergency Response in Nepal: An Overview
PrayForNepalAS The Salvation Army's response in Nepal continues to grow, Damaris Frick – from The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services – has provided an overview of the many activities currently taking place, along with an insight into the way the international team is fully sharing with the people of Nepal, especially as they recover from a second major earthquake.

The relief operations underway can loosely be separated into urban and rural projects. Broadly speaking, the urban ministry – in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – is centred around camps for displaced people, including camp management roles and the provision of food and water. In rural areas, The Salvation Army is supplying food and shelter to remote communities in Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok Districts and around Ghorka.

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62nd ANNUAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK AND THANKING SUPPORTERS

This week, The Salvation Army celebrates the 62nd annual Salvation Army Week. This year also marks the 150th worldwide anniversary of The Salvation Army, the second largest charity in the United States.  The Omaha Salvation Army has supported the community for 126 years through a wide array of social service programs that provide people in need with food, shelter, clothing, disaster relief and counseling.

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SALVATION ARMY FLOOD AND TORNADO RESPONSE IN EASTERN NEBRASKA, SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA

The Salvation Army continued to provide disaster relief in eastern Nebraska over the weekend after heavy rains fell last Thursday. Salvation Army disaster services teams from Lincoln and Beatrice, Nebraska have been providing meals to emergency responders and residents in Dewitt and Fairbury, Nebraska.  As of Sunday evening more than 225 meals have been served and 47 storm clean up kits distributed.  

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SALVATION ARMY FLOOD RESPONSE IN EASTERN NEBRASKA

With flood waters threatening homes and buildings in eastern Nebraska after heavy rains fell last night, The Salvation Army is ramping up its relief work in the affected communities. Salvation Army disaster relief efforts are currently underway in the following areas:  DeWitt and Fairbury, Nebraska.

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NEWS UPDATE: The Salvation Army Response in Nepal

 
Latest news and Frequently Asked Questions

Alexandria, VA (April 28, 2015) –The Salvation Army is mobilizing emergency response personnel and supplies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude Earthquake in Nepal that flattened homes and buildings, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 2,000 people. Here is the latest information on The Salvation Army’s Response:

  • The Salvation Army East India Territory's initial response is focused on emergency relief - shelter, water and sanitation - as well the emotional and spiritual support.  As the disaster unfolds and we move from emergency response to relief and recovery, our response will broaden and depend on the needs of the Army in the area. 
  • Volunteers and staff are well prepared to service the immediate and long-term needs of those impacted by natural disasters. In Nepal, we have four Salvation Army centers, 100 members, one officer family, one outreach worker, and a group of at least 50 volunteers.
  • Five disaster specialists of The Salvation Army trained in emergency response will arrive in Kathmandu today.
  • Our office in eastern India, based out of Mizoram, India, has plans in place to send medical staff, pastoral staff to provide spiritual and emotional care, food, tents, and blankets. These goods and staff will make there way by road, which may be difficult due to road damage from the earthquake and ongoing aftershocks. 
  • Arriving staff will also be meeting with local authorities and international aid coordination mechanisms to join with other agencies in providing a coordinated response to those affected by the earthquake.
  • The Salvation Army World Service Office will support ongoing efforts.
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Sign up for a free DubLi account

Doing some online shopping? Sign up for a free DubLi account and earn Cashback with every purchase. Feel good every time you buy - a percentage of your purchase will benefit The Salvation Army.

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D.J.’s HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS TO BE RECOGNIZED MAY 5 Liz Murray will speak at D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon
 

The featured speaker is Liz Murray, author, “Breaking Night:  A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.”  Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big.  Lifetime Television produced a movie about Murray’s life entitled “From Homeless to Harvard.”  She is the first recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s Chutzpah Award.

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THE SALVATION ARMY RECEIVES NEW FLAG FROM WOODMEN OF THE WORLD

 
Jeff Bridges from Woodmen of the World Life Insurance with Major Greg Thompson

On April 9, 2015, a representative from Woodmen of the World Life Insurance, Jeff Bridges, visited The Salvation Army Western Divisional Headquarters to donate a new American flag and tell more about Woodmen of the World. The Salvation Army is grateful for the new flag that will replace an old, worn-out flag.

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Why is it so hard to see black and blue?


After a photo of a black and blue dress was posted on Tumblr, within a half-hour it went viral through Buzzfeed, Facebook and Twitter, setting off a social media debate as to whether the dress was "blue and black" or "white and gold." While there is science behind why the image varies from person to person, the image illustrates the notion that people view things from a different perspective. As of February 27, the image had been viewed more than 28 million times.


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THE SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS SERVING THE OMAHA COMMUNITY



The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is celebrating five years of making Omaha a better place.  In those five years, over one million people have entered the Kroc Center for programs, services, and community events. 

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FUTSAL LEAGUE EXPANDS OVER THREE TIMES ITS SIZE AT SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER


The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center indoor futsal league numbers have increased three and a half times since last season.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, the largest indoor futsal league in Omaha, comprised of 59 teams, will participate on the Kroc Center indoor turf.

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The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community


Each year, thanks to generous donations, The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans - or one person every second - from a variety of backgrounds. People who come to us for assistance will be served according to their need and our capacity to help - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


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